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preliminary

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows
  • we need to do some preliminary research in order to properly focus the experiment

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preliminary

noun

Synonyms of preliminary (Entry 2 of 2)

a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event
  • a meeting to discuss seating arrangements that was merely a preliminary to the formal negotiating sessions

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The first known use of preliminary was in 1656

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“Preliminary.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preliminary. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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